Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF)

Course Overview

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The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF)

The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development (QCF) is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits of which 45 credits are mandatory core.

This well-established course attracts students who are already in employment and wish to supplement their qualifications. The course maintains active links with businesses and former students who are now working in the industry to establish opportunities for work placements for Elegant International College students.

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About the course

This course focuses on information systems, visual programming, systems analysis, database design, data structures, relational databases, networks and programming for the internet. Teamwork, communication and project management skills, which are very important in the workplace, are developed throughout the course.

Students completing the HND Computing have the widest range of career opportunities. The main themes explored and developed across all three years of the course are: systems analysis, database design, programming, website development, communications skills, group work and project work.

Course Units

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The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma programme must contain a minimum of 65 credits at level 4.

Unit Title Level Credit
Mandatory core units — all four units must be taken
Business Skills for e-Commerce 4 15
Computer Systems 4 15
Employability and Professional Development 4 15
Optional units
Specialist units — choose units with a total credit value of 75 credits
Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation 5 20
Emerging Technologies 4 15
Management in IT 4 15
Research Skills 4 15
Management of Projects 4 15
Systems Analysis and Design 4 15
Human Computer Interaction 4 15
Digital Media in Art and Design 4 15
2D, 3D and Time-based Digital Applications 4 15
Multimedia Design and Authoring 4 15
Website Design 4 15
Website Management 4 15
e-Commerce Technologies 4 15
Database Design Concepts 4 15
Procedural Programming 4 15
Object Oriented Programming 4 15
Event Driven Programming Solutions 4 15
Software Applications Testing 4 15
Office Solutions Development 4 15
Mathematics for Software Development 4 15
Networking Technologies 4 15
Routing Concepts 4 15
Design a Small or Home Office Network 4 15
Network Operating Systems 4 15
IT Support for End Users 4 15
e-Commerce Strategy 5 15
Information Systems in Organisations 5 15
Knowledge-based Systems 5 15
Quality Systems in IT 5 15
Data Analysis and Design 5 15
Data Structures and Algorithms 5 15
Web Applications Development 5 15
Internet Server Management 5 15
Digital Image Creation and Development 5 15
3D Computer Modelling and Animation 5 15
Computer Games Design and Development 5 15
Distributed Software Applications 5 15
Programming in Java 5 15
Programming in .NET 5 15
Networking Infrastructure 5 15
Local Area Networking Technologies 5 15
Wide Area Networking Technologie 5 15
Network Security 5 15
IT Virtualisation 5 15
IT Security Management 5 15
Digital Forensics 5 15
Work-based Experience 5 15
Computer Systems Architecture 3 10
Spreadsheet Modelling 3 10
Web Server Scripting 3 10
Multimedia Design 3 10

Entry key and information

Awards HND
Mode of Study Full Time
Duration 1 -2 years
Location Elegant International College263-265 Battersea Park Rd. LondonSW11 4NE
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Entry Requirements:

  • 120 points from a minimum of one completed A-level or equivalent qualifications. Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics.
  • English language requirements:

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS 5.5 (5.0 in writing)
  • TOEFL IBT 71(19 in writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 51 (46 in writing) or equivalent.

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